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Submit your Abstract to HPERS 2017

Health Professions Educational Research Symposium - Deadline to submit Abstract, Nov. 14

hpers_flyer-2017NSU’s Institute for Educational Research in the Health Professions Division is pleased to announce the call for abstracts and proposals for our 7th educational research conference. The Health Professions Educational Research Symposium (HPERS) is scheduled for January 21, 2017 here at Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to November 14, 2016.

The theme for this year’s conference is Active Learning: Theory, Practice, and Evidence. Active learning is an umbrella term covering flipped classrooms, gamification of education, service learning, group work, content creation, debate, role play, laboratory exercises, simulations, experiential learning–indeed any type of learning that is not passive.

 We invite faculty, administrators, clinical educators, and educational researchers to submit high quality abstracts for HPERS 2017 related to our theme of active learning: how it can be used in our classrooms, examples and strategies to begin using it, when it is appropriate, evidence of effectiveness, and how to overcome student pushback. Abstracts will belong to one of two broad categories—research or innovative strategies. Examples of research would include: classroom research, comprehensive literature reviews, course/program development and evaluation, or the evaluation of student learning outcomes. Innovative strategies would include descriptions of innovative educational approaches. There are four types of presentations available:

·Poster—Summarizing educational research or innovative classroom strategies

·30 Min Platform Presentation—Describing educational research or innovative classroom strategies

·60 Min Workshop—Interactive session designed to enhance skills related to teaching effectiveness

·Authors’ Forum—Showcase for faculty with published textbooks or scholarly books

We seek high quality abstracts related to this year’s theme that will educate attendees, provoke discussion, and facilitate further research and/or collaboration. Abstracts can be submitted by going to the HPERS website and clicking on the link for Abstract Submission Form. All abstracts receive a peer-reviewed evaluation; presenters will be notified by December 1. All presenters and attendees must register for HPERS 2017. Convenient online registration is available through our website under the Registration link.Email if you have any questions about the process.

All faculty are encouraged to participate in this engaging symposium. The opening keynote speaker is Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., exploring the latest findings in teaching and student learning research in his presentation: Teaching for Learning: Applying Current Research to Improve Learning for Your Students. The closing speaker is Michael Simonson, Ph.D. discussing avenues for research in healthcare education in his presentation: Research in the Health Professions: Beyond the Obvious. HPERS provides a dynamic and interactive environment sure to heighten your excitement about educational research and scholarship. Conference registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and wine/cheese reception.